ZeenNetís online networking solution utilises
Internet, Intranet and Extranet technologies to collaborate amongst certain
groups of users including small and medium sized businesses. Online networking
utilises easy to use applications such as instant messenger, net meeting
technologies, web cameras and other collaboration software to allow virtual
teams to work more intimately even though they are geographically dispersed. It
helps facilitate project co-ordination from distinct office locations and allows
What is an Intranet?
An intranet is a private internet where a
collection of private computer networks sit within an organisation, accessible
only to members of the same organisation. It sits behind a firewall so computers
cannot be reached directly from the public Internet network.
What is an Extranet?
An extranet is an extension of an intranet,
providing various levels of accessibility to those outside the private network
who are registered with a valid username and password.
An extranet is accessed over a public network.
Information is kept private on an Extranet through tunnelling and encryption
mechanisms. Extranets are relayed through a Wide Area Network (WAN) which links
a set of computers that may not necessarily be in close proximity (as opposed to
a Local Area Network). This enables mobile users, telecommuters and users in
remote offices to access a corporate extranet.
Our online networking solution includes:
Website publishing - A document base is
shared by the organisation whereby information is published and stored for
Workflow enhancements - Using benefits of
Internet technologies to manage information for publishing, reviewing,
authoring, editing, retiring and archiving. This can assist managing the
ordering process and sharing of information and experiences with internal and
external parties across your business
User access - Controlled access to
Internet files by chosen users and groups through a Virtual Private Network
VPN, LAN and Online Networking
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides
end-users a way to privately access information on a corporate network (e.g.
Intranet) over an infrastructure such as the Internet. It uses a series of
connections over a Local Area Network (LAN), which is a network of computers
communicating over short distances in an organisation.
Our online networking solution supports and develops collaborative features such as:
Knowledge base - Aggregates and stores
relevant and useful information about the organisation, clients and staff
Project management - Enables communication
between project teams especially if the teams are not co-located
Group calendaring and messaging - Allows
scheduling of upcoming events, booking of meetings and provides alerts to office
Our customers get the following benefits of online networks:
Greater communication - Effective
communication with large groups and news distribution infrastructure with staff
Increased productivity - Productive
collaboration through online facilities that encourage real-time response and
action. This is visible to others and increases the accountability of outcomes
Better learning and knowledge management - A supporting tool for training requirements and the collection and sharing of
Cost reduction - In travelling to
meetings, downtime and accommodation costs for travel
Centralisation - Of business information
and knowledge, providing a single interface for an online (Intranet or Extranet)